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Turntable Technique: The Art of the DJ
Turntable Technique The Art of the DJ
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2003     2hr 0min

Turntable Techniques DVDWatch as Emmy Award winning composer, record producer, and Berklee College of Music professor Stephen Webber walks you through equipment setups, mixing techniques, cueing, beat matching, basic scrat...  more »

     
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Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Hal Leonard
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/27/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Excellent Teacher
Mobile Mark | Northern California | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The guy on this DVD is a professor at the Berkeley school of music. It shows. He is excellent at explaining things. He breaks them down in to small steps and makes them very easy to understand. You can tell he has been teaching for a long time.

In the section on creative mixing, he shows many ways to combine two records. He even takes the snare from one record, or just a horn section, and flies them in over the other record. This got me thinking in totally new ways about my mixes.

There is a lot about setting up that you can get from the owners manuals, but the scratching stuff is also very clear and well done.

I wish the professor would put out a DVD with QBert---his clarity of teaching combined with QBert's chops would be awesome!"
For Beginners Only {3 Stars}
Norfeest | Washington DC USA | 03/03/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Turntable Technique is a pretty decent guide for aspiring DJs that have never ever laid hands on a pair of tables and a mixer. I think the DVD would be informative for novices. They also go over many scratches like flares, stabs, the crab, and a couple others.

There is a book and record set of the same name and it's basically a retread of the DVD. DJing jargon gets defined and it shows you how to count beats, read music notes, and how to wire and set up your own station. It also explains all the parts and functions of a turntable. Just like the book, all of this gets broken down to the most elementary of terms, so it's pretty easy to follow.

The problem with this set is the fact that it's practically useless to anyone that has so much as set up a pair of tables and a mixer. I bought this DVD, as well as the book and record set, in hopes of learning something that I didn't know already. While it wasn't a total loss, I highly recommend that anyone doing this for more than a year pass on this. I would recommend DJ Qbert's Do It Yourself Skratching DVD over this instead.

With that being said, I don't think anything beats standing next to another DJ and just watching what they do. I learned by going to shows, watching other DJs, and brainstorming with my DJ buddies. I'd recommend that approach over any DVD or book."
Great for beginners Watch first before buying your equipment
John H. Fung | Japan | 07/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a really great dvd for those who are just starting off, gives you information to get yourself going. Teaches you what equipemtn to buy, and what additional gear you need. Good item, but not for advance users."